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HEALTHY MINDS TRAINING - YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training programme designed specifically for those people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 11-18 years.

Delivered by Bronwyn a qualified  Adult and Youth MHFA instructor the training provides:

• Information, tools and techniques to promote a young person’s mental and emotional wellbeing and
 • Enable participants to support a young person who might be experiencing mental and emotional distress

Attending this course will help you to:

• Spot the early signs of mental health problems in young people
 • Feel confident helping a young person experiencing a problem
 • Provide help on a first aid basis
 • Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm
 • Help prevent a mental illness getting worse
 • Help a young person to recover faster
 • Guide a young person towards the right support
 • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems

THIS MHFA COURSE IS DELIVERED OVER TWO DAYS / FOUR SESSIONS:

SECTION 1:

• About Youth Mental Health First Aid
• Context: England’s child health care policy
• About mental health – facts and figures
 Risk factors for mental ill health
 Protective factors for mental health
 Preventing mental health issues and promoting wellbeing
 The Youth MHFA action plan: ALGEE

SECTION 2:

• About depression – facts and figures
• Signs and symptoms
• Risk factors
• About anxiety disorders – facts and figures
• Signs and symptoms
• Risk factors

SECTION 3:

 The MHFA action plan for depression and anxiety: ALGEE       
Suicide and psychosis 
 About suicide
 Risk factors and warning signs for suicide
 First aid for suicidal crisis 
 About psychosis
 Risk factors and warning signs of psychosis
 Types of psychotic disorders
 Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
 The MHFA action plan for psychosis: ALGEE

 SECTION 4


Self-harm and eating disorders                      
• About self-harm – facts and figures
• Risk factors
• Signs and symptoms
• The MHFA action plan for self-harm: ALGEE
• About eating disorders – facts and figures
• Different types of eating disorders
• The MHFA action plan for eating disorders: ALGEE
 Recovery


A Workbook and Manual are given to all participants with many resources to assist them in their role and work around the issues of CYP mental health. Participants receive a certificate on completion of the course.

Schools and Colleges One Day First Aid

This course is for those who cannot commit to a full 2 day YMHFA and need more than the introductory course. It covers responsibilities of those working with C YP experiencing mental or emotional distress. Participants will learn a range of skills to identify and respond to common presentations of poor mental health including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm and suicide. This course focuses on intervention, prevention and recovery.

Helpful for anyone working with children and young people or who support parents, carers and staff who work with CYP. Including teaching and school support staff in contact with CYP who are experiencing or likely to experience mental or emotional distress. Participants will be able to identify common mental health issues, possible causes, and those most at risk, solutions and recovery.

Again responders are encouraged to consider their own self-care. Areas covered are similar to the Adult lite but focus is on needs of vulnerable children and young people. A great introduction to the subject which can lead onto further study.

There is a Manual and workbook provided containing lesson plans and some of the course content can be used with children and young people, or even in staff meetings or group supervision. Myths and stigma around child and young people’s mental health discussed.

Participants receive a certificate on completion of the course.

Please contact us for further details and information.

Youth MHFA Lite‎ ‎3 hour introduction

This introductory course is helpful for anyone working with children and young people or who support parents, carers and staff who work with CYP. Including teaching and school support staff in contact with CYP who are experiencing or likely to experience mental or emotional distress. Participants will be able to identify common mental health issues, possible causes, and those most at risk, solutions and recovery.

‎Common presentations of poor mental health including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and self-harm are covered.

Again responders are encouraged to consider their own self-care. Areas covered are similar to the Adult lite but focus is on needs of vulnerable children and young people. Again not an exhaustive course but a great introduction to the subject which can lead onto further study.

Learners receive a workbook and a certificate on completion.

Adult Mental Health First Aid Standard

Adult MHFA TWO Day Mental Health  First Aiders

THIS MHFA COURSE IS DELIVERED OVER TWO DAYS / FOUR SESSIONS:

SECTION 1:

• What is mental health?
 • Why mental health first aid?
 • The five steps of mental health first aid
 • Impact and cost of mental health problems
 • Influences on mental health
 • Risk and protective factors
 • What is depression?
 • Alcohol, drugs and depression

SECTION 2:

• Suicide in England
 • How to help someone who is suicidal
 • Listening non-judgementally
 • First aid for depression
 • Treatment and resources for depression
 • Self care

SECTION 3:

 • What is anxiety?
 • When is anxiety a problem?
 • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
 • Crisis first aid for panic attacks
 • Crisis first aid for acute stress reaction
 • Some common thinking disorders
 • Treatment and resources for anxiety
 • Self harm
 • Eating disorders

 SECTION 4


 • What is psychosis?
 • Understanding psychosis
 • Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
 • Recovery for psychosis
 • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
 • Treatment and resources for psychosis
 • Action planning for using MHFA

A workbook ,Zip Card and Badge and manual is given to all participants with many resources to assist them in their role and work around the issues of  mental health. Participants receive a certificate on completion of the course.

Adult MHFA One Day Mental Health First Aiders

This mental health awareness and skills course includes a mix of presentations ,group discussions and workshop activities .We provide a safe learning environment where participants are supported throughout .

As a One day course it fits flexibly into training timetables .

Learning Outcomes include an understanding of common mental health issues, knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental awareness ,ability to spot signs of mental ill health,skills to support positive well being , An understanding of how to create and maintain a healthier workforce or community.

Course Outline 

Session 1

About Mental Health First Aid
About mental health and stress in the workplace
Stigma and discrimination
Depression
Anxiety disorders
Other mental health issues
(eating disorders, self harm,psychosis , )
Early warnings signs of mental ill health
Alcohol, drugs , and mental health.

Session 2 

Applying the mental health first aid action plan
Action 1 Approach the person ,assess, and assist with any crisis Suicide.
Action 2 Listen and communicate non-judgementally.
Action 3 Give support and information.
Action 4 Encourage the person to get appropriate professional help.
Action 5 Encourage other supports.
Recovery
Building a mentally healthy workplace

A workbook and manual is given to all participants with many resources to assist them in their role and work around the issues of  mental health. Participants receive a certificate on completion of the course.

Adult MHFA Lite 3 hour introduction

This introductory course covers awareness of common mental health issues and the stigma associated with them. This is not an exhaustive course but a great overview of the subject which can lead onto further study. Participants will learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental and emotional distress and presentations of poor mental health. Including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm and suicide. Participants will learn how to respond ‎effectively. Emphasis is on prevention, intervention and recovery as well as self-care for responders. Mental health in the workplace is addressed. Learners will leave with an overview of the types of mental health problems that can occur.

Participants receive a workbook and on completion a certificate.

Armed Forces MHFA Two Day Course

Armed Forces MHFA course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the whole Armed Forces community including serving personnel, veterans, family and friends and people who work with or support them .

Training is delivered in four manageable chunks:

Session 1 

What is Mental Health

Session 2

Suicide and Depression

Session 3

Psychosis

Session 4 

Anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder

An  Armed Forces  MHFA workbook and  manual is given to all participants with many resources to assist them in their role and work around the issues of  mental health. Participants receive a certificate on completion of the course.

Stress Management – Tool Kit

1 Day Training

Stress can cause health problems from minor ailments to more serious conditions such as heart disease and mental distress.

 The cumulative effects of increasing and unresolved stress lead some people to seek relief by adopting unhelpful coping mechanisms such as drug and alcohol dependency, self harming, risk taking behaviour, smoking, work holism etc. All these things affect the individual’s personality, daily functioning, employment productivity and relationships.

Attending this course will help you to:
 · Explore positive and negative stress in the workplace
 · Gain skills to recognise when your levels of stress are increasing and affecting you in a negative way
 · Gain the skills and confidence to reduce your stress by using an assortment of tried and tested techniques.
 · Devise a self help toolkit that you can use at any time when stress intervention and diversion is needed.
 This training is delivered by Bronwyn and her team and will help you understand and deal with stress and its effects.

Please contact us for further details about our many services  and training availability.

YOUR WAY PROJECT RESILIENCE WORKSHOP

THIS WAY UP WELL BEING HAVE ARRANGED MANY PROJECTS PLEASE GO TO HAPPY HEARTS TO VIEW FURTHER DETAILS ON THIS PROGRAM.

Please Contact us if you would like your own Your Way Activity.

Summary of project successes to date

“Your Way” is for young people to have the skills, self-esteem, resilience and emotional literacy to make the right life choices for themselves. “Your Way” works with parents/carers whose young person demonstrates the need for additional support to achieve this. By taking a Think family systemic approach to the work we will address and strengthen family functioning and relationships. Empowering and equipping parents to respond to the complex needs of children at risk or experiencing a range of mental health and wellbeing challenges. Taking into account the role of the parent, the environment and child temperament we use and a socio ecological approach. We will enable and facilitate discussions that produce open dialogue and solution focused methods to bring about change. Supporting parents to listen to young people and ensuring the rights and voice of the child are heard and child agency respected which in and of itself is a positive factor for positive mental health. We will support parents to identify risk to children’s mental health from internal and external factors including within home, school, lifestyle, community, bullying and sexual exploitation.

 We will support parents in their parenting role to set goals, boundaries and routine that underpin and support positive role/goal modelling, helping them enjoy the parenting role. We seek to reduce stress associated with the highly responsible role of parent by establishing the parent in a positive place within the family. Teaching parents skill, techniques and responses that will harmonise the home making it a place of emotional and mental good health. By equipping parent with their own coping skills we enable them to be calm and in control so that they can actively engage with their young people passing on helpful values and coping mechanisms.

Additionally we run this project in Schools, Community groups and settings with teachers, designated safeguarding leads SENCO and support staff